We are delighted to welcome two new staff members to CCF. Liz Boo Neuberger is our director of strategic communications and Jeanne Schaaf is director of institutional stewardship and engagement. As director of strategic communications, Liz will build awareness, inspire generosity, and grow impact, driving our mission to support financially the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our community. For […]
Spring in Minnesota is always an exciting time. As we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and victory over death, green grass and daffodils poke through hardened ground. Signs of hope and revitalization surround us.
And just as all parts of our ecosystem play a key role in spring renewal, so too does each member of Christ’s body play a key role in parish revitalization. St. Paul writes to the Ephesians, “From Christ the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (EPH 4:16).
You strive to live a good life on earth, with the assurance of eternal life after we pass. You’d like to be remembered for how you lived — with kindness, compassion, and wisdom. One way to have your legacy reflect your life is through a charitable legacy gift. Here are four easy ways to create your charitable legacy.
None of us will forget 2020 anytime soon. The pandemic, together with the social unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s unjust death, have taken a heavy toll. At the same time, I’m very proud of how our Catholic community has responded. In the midst of dual crises, in a time of fear and uncertainty, we have come together to help our neighbors and support Catholic organizations.
“Good investment strategy together with good grant allocations to the community have contributed to the strength of CCF.” — Tom Gainor, Past Board Member
Fiscal year 2020 was yet another year of growth for the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF). We opened 68 new funds, growing our assets under management to $387 million — a growth of $21 million.
Lauren Barron is an attorney in the Private Client Group of the law firm Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where she advises on trusts, estates, and tax matters. Lauren attends Saint Anne’s parish in Hamel, MN, and her children attend Providence Academy in Plymouth, MN. Below, she highlights key changes to inherited IRAs to keep in mind when estate planning.
Nicole M. Flaherty Cropper is an attorney at Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A. in Eden Prairie, where she specializes in trusts and estates. Nicole and her family are members at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, Minnesota, where she grew up. Below, Nicole helps us better understand estate planning by answering your most common questions.
Jesus knows us well. He knows our tendency to overcomplicate things, to overload our calendars and overburden our minds. So for our happiness and his glory, he simplified all of religious law and gave us this one directive: love God above all things, and love your neighbor as yourself.
Over the last few months, we’ve witnessed our community embracing the simplicity of the golden rule in new and generous ways.
Thanks to you, the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota was able to grant more than $18M to our community in the 2020 fiscal year. This is only possible with your support. We are so grateful to you.
As we head into the holiday season and you consider your charitable giving for the end of this taxable year, please keep the following in mind.